committee recommends that the Fair Work Ombudsman implement a program of
inspection for ships with foreign seafarers, to verify that the wages paid on
board accord with Australian legal requirements.
committee recommends that the Australian Government provide adequate funding to
the Fair Work Ombudsman to implement an inspection program of ships with
foreign crews, to assess the payment of wages.
committee recommends that the Australian Government implement clear guidelines
and procedures to direct authorities on how to respond to deaths that occur on
shipping vessels travelling in or to Australian waters, including how to engage
with a vessel's flag state in a timely manner to progress appropriate
committee recommends that the Australian Government consider any possible
amendments to legislation governing federal investigative authorities, to
provide clarity on jurisdictional responsibility for investigating deaths at
sea, when they occur on shipping vessels travelling in Australian waters. The
Australian Government should progress jurisdictional issues with the states and
the Northern Territory at COAG to ensure satisfactory outcomes.
committee recommends the re-establishment of the Maritime Workforce Development
Forum, or a similar advisory body. The advisory group would comprise a variety
of key maritime industry stakeholders and provide advice to government on new
Australian shipping policies and workforce development and training
committee recommends that the Australian Government undertake a focussed and
targeted review of the Australian maritime industry, with a view to growing and
supporting the Australian maritime industry and developing policies that
appropriately manage the operation of flag of convenience vessels in Australian
committee recommends that the Australian Government undertake a comprehensive
whole‑of‑government review into the potential economic, security
and environmental risks presented by flag of convenience vessels and foreign crews.
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